Cultural Life: Daniel Merriweather, musician
Friday 24 July 2009
I'm listening to Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Howlin' Wolf and 'This Charming Mixtape' by Theophilus London.
I've been reading lots of Jean Baudrillard. Just finished 'The Perfect Crime'. I'm halfway through 'Simulacra and Simulation' and I have 'The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact' waiting in the wings.
Generally TV scares me, but 'The Wire' is dope.
The last film I saw was 'Tokyo!' which is actually three short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Joon-Ho Bong. I also loved 'Into the Wild'. One of my favourite movies is the original 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.
I saw an Off-Broadway production called 'Fela', which is a musical about Fela Kuti, who is one of my favourite artists.
I really like Miru Kim's 'Underground Art'. She took this series of photos of herself naked in underground caverns, sewers and abandoned warehouses in New York.
Daniel Merriweather's new single, "Impossible", is out on 17 August
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?